Bug 607424 - SELinux is preventing /home/H/prog/MATLAB2009b.UNIX2009/update/bin/glnx86/xsetup from making the program stack executable.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /home/H/prog/MATLAB2009b.UNIX2009/update/bin/glnx86/xse...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy   
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Version: 12
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-24 05:34 UTC by Saem Kamalian
Modified: 2010-06-24 07:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-24 07:20:06 UTC
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Description Saem Kamalian 2010-06-24 05:34:08 UTC

SELinux is preventing /home/H/prog/MATLAB2009b.UNIX2009/update/bin/glnx86/xsetup
from making the program stack executable.

Detailed Description:

The xsetup application attempted to make its stack executable. This is a
potential security problem. This should never ever be necessary. Stack memory is
not executable on most OSes these days and this will not change. Executable
stack memory is one of the biggest security problems. An execstack error might
in fact be most likely raised by malicious code. Applications are sometimes
coded incorrectly and request this permission. The SELinux Memory Protection
Tests (http://people.redhat.com/drepper/selinux-mem.html) web page explains how
to remove this requirement. If xsetup does not work and you need it to work, you
can configure SELinux temporarily to allow this access until the application is
fixed. Please file a bug report.

Allowing Access:

Sometimes a library is accidentally marked with the execstack flag, if you find
a library with this flag you can clear it with the execstack -c LIBRARY_PATH.
Then retry your application. If the app continues to not work, you can turn the
flag back on with execstack -s LIBRARY_PATH. Otherwise, if you trust xsetup to
run correctly, you can change the context of the executable to execmem_exec_t.
"chcon -t execmem_exec_t
'/home/H/prog/MATLAB2009b.UNIX2009/update/bin/glnx86/xsetup'" You must also
change the default file context files on the system in order to preserve them
even on a full relabel. "semanage fcontext -a -t execmem_exec_t

Fix Command:

chcon -t execmem_exec_t

Additional Information:

Source Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
Target Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
Target Objects                None [ process ]
Source                        xsetup
Source Path                   /home/H/prog/MATLAB2009b.UNIX2009/update/bin/glnx8
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.32-41.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   allow_execstack
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed).localdomain
                     #1 SMP Sat Nov 7
                              21:25:57 EST 2009 i686 athlon
Alert Count                   4
First Seen                    Thu 01 Jul 2010 09:52:17 AM EDT
Last Seen                     Thu 01 Jul 2010 10:01:37 AM EDT
Local ID                      02fe0dce-c3f7-4973-a045-f87c0eac9aa0
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1277992897.672:29): avc:  denied  { execstack } for  pid=2404 comm="xsetup" scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=process

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1277992897.672:29): arch=40000003 syscall=125 success=no exit=-13 a0=bfdbd000 a1=1000 a2=1000007 a3=bfdbd338 items=0 ppid=2369 pid=2404 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=(none) ses=1 comm="xsetup" exe="/home/H/prog/MATLAB2009b.UNIX2009/update/bin/glnx86/xsetup" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  selinux-policy-3.6.32-41.fc12,allow_execstack,xsetup,unconfined_t,unconfined_t,process,execstack
audit2allow suggests:

#============= unconfined_t ==============
allow unconfined_t self:process execstack;

Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2010-06-24 07:20:06 UTC

yum update

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